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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2019

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for and plenty of opportunities to be paid fairly — and paid well." • Decentralized care. For decades, healthcare leaders have prom- ised that consolidation — large health systems creating account- able care organizations by employing physicians and buying up local facilities — would lead to incredible innovation and more cost-effective care. "But we haven't been told the whole story," says Dr. Makary. "In reality, innovation occurs more often in small centers, which are more agile and can develop new technologies and ideas faster." He calls for replacing traditional models of market domination with relationship-based models in which surgical facilities serve communities with affordable, patient-centered care and engage in new innovations that meet the expanding clinical needs of their patients. Dr. Makary is excited to discuss big-picture trends in surgical care and share the great optimism he has about the ways disruptive healthcare innovators are redesigning the traditional healthcare model to make it more efficient, cost-effective, patient-centered and affordable. "We all have to understand that it's possible to run an efficient and profitable surgical business," he says, "while staying true to the moral principles that drew us to the profession in the first place." OSM 1 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9

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